Breathtaking views from every direction
Finding Alta Colorado
The Alta Colorado region begins at the mountaintop ridge of the Vail ski area, goes west to the mountain top of Beaver Creek and east to the mountaintop of the Breckenridge ski area. It then goes south from Beaver Creek on the ridge line of the Sawatch Mountain Range and south from Breckenridge on the ridge line of the Ten Mile/Mosquito Mountain Range. The southernmost point is Mt. Harvard, as you leave the highest elevation Big Valley in the continental United States.
Driving Routes to Alta Colorado
How do you get to Alta Colorado? It’s easy and scenic. If you are coming through Denver, your drive from the western edge of the city takes barely an hour on I-70 before you enter the northern edge of Alta. Coming from the south, exit I-25 at Pueblo and take one of the most spectacular drives in America on U.S highway 50, as it hugs the raging Arkansas River. When you reach Poncha
Springs, head north on U.S. highway 285. On your le you’ll marvel at the Collegiate Range, a 25-mile long ridge line, containing five 14ers, that accompany you all the way to the southern edge of the Alta Colorado region.